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Proper care and maintenance will keep the BBQ in top operational condition and prolong its life.

Our advice is to:

  • Keep your BBQ beneath a weather cover and out of the rain.
  • Protect your fat tray with some aluminium foil and sand
  • Apply a thin coat of archade oil (avocado oil can also be used) to the cast iron grills and hotplates. Repeat regularly.
  • Keep the fat tray, burners, flame tamers, grills and hotplates indoors in a dry dust free environment during autumn and winter when the BBQ is not in use.

We recommend keeping your barbecue or oven covered at all times when not in use. During winter periods we suggest applying a thin coat of vegetable oil to the grills, hotplates and burners and storing indoors in a dry, dust-free environment.

In coastal areas, as salt deposits can cause even the highest grade of stainless steel to rust, it is advisable to wash, rinse and thoroughly dry your barbecue or oven before covering or storing.

When cleaning or polishing stainless steel surfaces always clean along the grain of the steel.

When cleaning glass surfaces, use a household window cleaner or spray to remove dirt and residue.  For baked-on debris a non-scratch scourer can be used.

Avoid using caustic-based products to clean your barbecue or oven.  Instead, clean with warm soapy water or a non-abrasive cleaner and a light scourer.  Wipe the appliance thoroughly and cover with the right-sized protective cover when not in use.

Cast iron:

Clean your cooking plates with a scourer or brass bristle barbecue brush to remove cooked food residue or debris. Wash in hot soapy water, rinse and allow to dry. Return to the barbecue and light the burners for five minutes to remove any remaining moisture. Coat the cooking plates with vegetable oil to prevent surface rust.

Stainless steel:

Clean your stainless steel cooking plates with a non-scratch scourer and wash in hot soapy water. Rinse and allow to dry. Return the cooking plates to the barbecue and light the burners for five minutes. This will help remove any remaining moisture. Coat the cooking plates with vegetable oil to prevent surface rust.

Yes.  We recommend covering your barbecue or oven with a good quality cover to protect your appliance from the elements.  Choosing the correct cover for your appliance will maximise its effectiveness.

Most Garth barbecues and all our ovens have a protective cover specifically designed to fit – contact your local Garth Support office for details.

Flare ups are fires caused by a build-up of fats and residues inside your barbecue.

  • Reduce the amount of fat on the meats that you are cooking and allow marinades to absorb into the meat – maximising flavour. When cooking marinated meats, be sure to drain the excess marinades before you place your meat on the barbecue.
  • Once you have a flare-up occurring, take control of it by moving the meat that is dripping fat to another location on the barbecue.
  • Clean the flame tamer and sand tray regularly.

You can use dry sand or any other non-flammable absorbent material.

Change regularly to avoid the likelihood of a sand tray fire caused by a build up of fats and greases.

If your barbecue was originally supplied with volcanic rock, then yes you may replace these rocks as they become soiled.

If your barbecue was designed and manufactured for use with a flame tamer then you may NOT add volcanic rocks.

Installing volcanic rocks in a barbecue not designed for their use can lead to your barbecue malfunctioning and will automatically void your warranty.

No. Only two burners should be on at a time when  the roasting hood is in the down position.  If you have all the burners alight and the hood down you will damage or crack the hood and void your warranty.

Discolouration is caused by overheating of the barbecue.

To avoid discolouration, do not exceed maximum operating temperatures – refer to your operation manual for further information.

  • Unscrew the ignition cap and check the battery as it may need replacing.
  • Check to see whether the ignition leads are connected to the ignition box.
  • If the problem persists, contact the local Garth Support Office in your region.